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As of Tuesday, the application period for the next State Board of Higher Education chancellor closed. The North Dakota University System is working with the Washington D.C.-based consulting firm AGB Search, which collected the applications, to find the next chancellor of the system that governs the state's 11 public institutions. The Herald made an open records request for the applications Wednesday, as the names of all the candidates or nominees are a matter of public record due to the state's open records laws. In response, SBHE Vice Chancellor for Strategic Engagement Linda Donlin said v
Dennis Bona has been chosen as the new president of Northland Community and Technical college. This comes after the current president, Anne Temte, announced last summer she plans to retire June 30. "This has been a long time coming, and I gave my notice to the chancellor a long time ago so we wouldn't have to have an interim, but now its starting to feel so real," she said. The Minnesota State College and Universities Board of Trustees appointed Bona from a group of three finalists.
UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center still had a budget deficit at the end of 2014. The EERC, which is a center on campus where research is done focusing on...
Deb Davis said the Northeast Human Service Center has turned away three people with high blood alcohol content levels in search of a place to detox in the last week. "There are many people in our community and region who could benefit that we don't see," said Davis, director of the Alcohol and Drug Unit at Northeast Human Service Center. The Grand Forks County Commission failed to pass a motion in support of creating a social detox center for the city at its meeting Tuesday.
Grand Forks County is moving forward with installing a train crossing signal at the site of a fatal train-bus collision in early January that killed two people near Larimore, N.D. County Highway engineer Nick West told the Grand Forks County Commission at a meeting Tuesday he had received bids and the project will cost $423,000 total. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has agreed to fund 90 percent of the new crossing signal, BNSF Railway, the company involved in the crash, agreed to 5 percent and the County Commission agreed to fund the remaining amount -- $21,166 -- at January meeting.
For the first time ever, this year’s Hagerty Lecture Series will feature two speakers. The annual lecture series is named after longtime Herald editor Jack Hagerty, who was the husband...
Alexy Kovalev knows his job doesn't sound that exciting to the average person, but it's obvious he loves it as he talks about how what he's doing will have a...
I can unclog a toilet, scrub away mold and replace a vacuum cleaner belt, but I don't consider myself a cleaning expert. When I buy cleaning products, it's usually because they're the ones my mother uses, and if I can't spot her brand, I pick up the cheapest thing on the shelf. Or second cheapest, if I'm feeling particularly financially reckless. But when I ran out of laundry detergent and knew I had to write a product review I thought, hey, why not splurge? At first glance, OxiClean Liquid Laundry Detergent looked like it had the muscle to blast away stains.
Students at UND will now have to declare a major around the time they finish their sophomore year. A new policy passed by the University Senate last fall states students must work with the Student Success Center to declare a major once they've taken 60 credits, or about 20 classes, effective fall 2015. "By the time students are ending their sophomore year, which is at about 60 credits, we want them to choose a major because it does some really important things for them," Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Steve Light said.
The cost of attending college in North Dakota increased in the last year, and students are continuing to accumulate more debt. This data comes from the North Dakota University System's 2015 Student Affordability Report, which was approved by the State Board of Higher Education Budget and Finance Committee at a meeting in Bismarck Friday. The total average estimated gross student cost at UND and North Dakota State University -- which includes tuition, fees, rent, books and various other expenses -- increased $700 from last year to $19,500.